Welcome back to this selected glance at important women in automotive history. Let’s continue our look at female innovators, inventors and activists. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Florence Lawrence: Silent film star, auto innovator Silent film actress Florence Lawrence came up with the idea for two of the most indispensable Read on! →


The age-old tradition of getting under the hood and doing one’s own auto maintenance is increasingly endangered. However, a growing number of people are finding out there are auto repairs that anyone can do. Tell a grease monkey passerby that here under the car we lie According to MSN, a survey conducted several years ago Read on! →


Hybrid vehicles and other forms of next-generation personal consumer transportation have proved to be polarizing in recent years. For all the people who are excited about lessening their carbon footprints and spending less for reliable transportation, there remains a loud minority that bellyaches about their fear of being herded into accepting some global warming ideology Read on! →


There are some things which truly are as American as apple pie (although apple pie is not an American invention at all). One of those things is full size pickup trucks that have big, beefy, 8-cylinder engines. Trucks are the tool of the working man (and woman) and by Jove, trucks should come stock with Read on! →


Every now and again, a feature will crop up in the automotive press about a new model of armored car that’s going on sale or heading to an auto show. Armored cars are fairly interesting, as is what information is available on sales outside of typical customers like governments. Most major carmakers do armored cars Read on! →


The rising cost of gasoline and the bailout of the auto industry were major topics of contention in Tuesday night’s presidential debates. No surprises there. Presidential debate on auto industry bailout Shortly after the start of the debate, President Obama reiterated Romney’s famous remarks from his 2008 New York Times editorial, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” Read on! →


Because of EPA disclosure regulations, a new car buyer can leave a dealer’s lot confident that his or her new vehicle will clock in at the miles per gallon rated on its sticker, right? Maybe not always. But is that a cause for alarm, and what should be done about it, if anything? ‘Actual mileage Read on! →


Most car dealerships, just as with many industries, are perfectly legitimate, but there a certain number of bad apples. However, those bad apples leave a bitter taste, as car dealership complaints took the top spot of common consumer gripes in an annual Consumer Federation of America survey. CFA survey routinely puts car dealership complaints at Read on! →